Virtual Hazmat 2021

Virtual Hazmat 2021
18 May 2021
19 May 2021

18 May, 14:30 – 16:30 BST & 19 May, 8:00 – 10:00 BST
Free event

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This is a free virtual alternative to our annual conference and is supported by JOIFF Supported-By-JOIFF-(1).png


Virtual Hazmat 2021 will comprise of two, 2-hour sessions on consecutive days and will draw on the knowledge and experience of NCEC’s experts – with a focus on informative, practical and actionable advice on hazmat incidents. Additionally, one lucky team/participant on each day will win a free virtual hazmat training session with our Hazmat Academy team.

The sessions are at different times of the day so that at least one will be at a convenient time for delegates wherever they are in the world. We welcome you to attend either one or both sessions depending on your availability. Both sessions will include:

•    Discussion involving a practical hazmat-related scenario 

Both sessions will include a scenario that focuses on a chemical spill at a commercial site. However, factors such as scale, response system and the type of chemical involved will vary. The scenario will explore incident scene management and how to implement a proportionate response to an incident involving hazardous materials.  They will also include: 

  1. How to prepare for low frequency high risk chemical incidents.
  2. What training response teams should undertake so they are fully prepared when such an incident happens.
  3. How a proportionate response can help minimise the impact of a chemical spill.  

In addition, our experts will discuss the steps that should be taken after an incident has been resolved to minimise the chances of something similar happening.

•    Interactive quiz 

Take part in our quiz and you could win a free training session with us.

On each of the two days of Hazmat 2021, our experts will run an interactive quiz and one lucky participant/team on each day will win a free, virtual, hazmat training session with our Hazmat Academy team*. The quiz will test and challenge your knowledge of hazmat-related subjects – such as hazmat response, hazmat history, information gathering, incident scene management, and chemical and physical properties of substances. Delegates can enter as individuals or as part of a team. 

The winners will be able to decide what training session they would like to attend. The session will be set according to each winner’s requirements and based around a risk scenario that might be encountered in their organisation. The winner will be allowed to bring up to 20 people from their organisation (including them) to the free virtual session. The rules are simple:

  • All those who would like to be part of the free training session should be registered for Virtual Hazmat 2021.
  • If you’re attending both days, you/your organisation can only win once. However, you are welcome to compete on both days. 
  • Teams should bring their ‘A game’ because it’s going to get competitive.
*T&C's apply for the free virtual hazmat training session

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Ed Sullivan
Hazardous Materials Principal Consultant, NCEC


Having worked in emergency response since 2004, Ed’s background is predominantly in the fire and rescue service as a responder, and subject matter expert in hazmat and incident command. He is a Hazardous Materials Tactical Adviser, holds a Diploma in Science and is studying for a master’s degree in Emergency Management and Resilience. Before joining NCEC, he worked for the Fire Service College (FSC) for 2 years where he was responsible for hazardous materials course development, and its delivery to public and private sector organisations.

Dr. Nigel Blumire
Training Product Manager, NCEC


Nigel is an expert at emergency response with several years of experience providing chemical advice to emergency services. He has extensive chemical knowledge from a decade in the pharmaceutical industry with several patents and one drug candidate getting to clinical trials. His laboratory experience has given him a good grounding in the use of chemicals at various scales. He is also the secretary of the CTIF Hazardous Materials commission. This has provided him with the opportunity to collaborate with European fire officers on lessons learnt and operational guidance.

Josh Allaway
Senior Emergency Responder and Hazmat Trainer, NCEC


Josh is a leading voice in the world of hazmat. He has experience working in a laboratory environment and within emergency response. Before joining NCEC, he worked at the Fire Service College as the subject matter expert for hazmat and fire science. Josh is also a trained firefighter and spent several years responding for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service. His technical and operational knowledge and experience (including his Initial Incident Command qualification) mean that he is ideally placed to provide input to and deliver hazmat response training.

Jon Gibbard
Director, NCEC


Jon oversees the strategic direction of NCEC, brokering new partnerships and networks worldwide to ensure the services and technical guidance provided to clients is equivalent to the highest international standards. Jon has led significant change in NCEC to ensure we always stay at the cutting edge of chemical emergency response and compliance. He also manages many of the client relationships related to NCEC’s chemical emergency response service. 

This virtual conference provides the perfect opportunity for hazmat specialists to unite under the current circumstances and is an alternative to the annual conference for 2021.

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